Visit to Mordor

Visit to Mordor by Andy Dappen I was keenly anticipating our return to Duncan Ridge. My wife and I had backpacked here with our daughters long ago -- before they had the nerve to grow up. Our return to this ... Read More...

Trail of Fire and Ice

This is the sixth installment of Hannah Kiser’s and Chelan Pauly’s epic 2,660 mile journey to hike the entire Pacific Crest Trail. It should be noted that Chelan and Hannah have at the moment parted ways, due t... Read More...

Wanderings on Funk Mountain

Wanderings on Funk Mountain by Matthew Tangeman In the mood to get out, but not in the mood to exert too much energy? Maybe just want to zip up to a prominent high point to watch the day end? Funk Mountain is... Read More...

Trial by Fire

Trial by Fire by Andy Dappen When my house nearly burned during the wildfires of 2015, crisis taught me a lot about the outdoor products I valued most. As the fire approached, my wife and I grabbed our mos... Read More...

Night of the Inferno

Night of the Inferno by Andy Dappen  Photos by Mike Rolfs and Heather Dappen The Sleepy Hollow Fire started Sunday afternoon (June 28). Wind propelled the fire east and south toward Wenatchee where it destro... Read More...

Chelan Triskaidekaphobian Traverse

Mirror Mountain  (7738'),  Tumble Mountain  (7942') Story and photos by Jim Brisbine For our annual mid-summer climbing trip this year several friends and I departed somewhat from our pattern of western Casca... Read More...

Silver Falls

Pictured left: Silver Falls in all it's beauty along with a rainbow at the base. One of the more popular family outings in the region. You've got waterfalls, cool structures (stone steps, log fences, CCC... Read More...

Old Wagon Road (Stehekin)

The Old Wagon Trail, which is also a section of the Pacific Crest Trail as it passes through North Cascades National Park, connects the lower and upper Stehekin Valley. It makes a pleasant outing through varied... Read More...

Klone Peak

This trail provides great views of the mountains bounding the upper Entiat Valley. It's a unique opportunity to observe two important ecosystem processes in action--succession following a wildfire and an ongoin... Read More...